‘Fight for $15’ begins 2nd round in Chicago

By Mugambi Mutegi
Posted on Chicago Tribune, July 31, 2013

 The second round of “Fight For $15” protests in Chicago kicked off Wednesday with workers picketing some McDonald’s restaurants and a North Side Whole Foods store. The protest is expected to continue tomorrow.

The workers, who are members of Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, are protesting for a $15 per hour minimum wage, better working conditions and freedom to be part of a union. Illinois’ minimum wage is $8.25.

“The living wage for the City of Chicago to be able to pay for rent, bills and other amenities is well above the minimum wage which is abysmally low,” said Mathew Camp, 32, a cashier at the store at 3640 N. Halsted St.

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